UC President and UC Riverside Chancellor to visit Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Chaffey College

a photo of students and a campus building.

The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — University of California President Janet Napolitano and UC Riverside Chancellor Kim Wilcox will visit Corona-Norco Unified School District’s Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Rancho Cucamonga’s Chaffey College on Thursday, April 14. They will meet with students and school leaders at each location and discuss applying to UC, Transfer Pathways, UC’s robust financial aid program and the value of a college education.

At Eleanor Roosevelt High School, the president and chancellor will attend a meet-and-greet with UC-admitted seniors in the school’s college and career center before giving remarks at a school rally for students who plan to apply to UC in the future.

At Chaffey College, President Napolitano and Chancellor Wilcox will participate in a roundtable discussion hosted by the campus’s Umoja program, an African American community college student success program. Participants will include Chaffey College President Henry Shannon; Yolanda Friday, Chaffey College Director of Transfer and Career; Karlos Carter, Umoja Transfer Director; and two Chaffey College students who participate in the Umoja program (a statewide community of educators and learners committed to the academic success, personal growth and self-actualization of African American and other students).

The roundtable discussion will focus on the transfer process and steps UC is taking to simplify it. Participants will also discuss the barriers Umoja students and students from the Riverside area face before enrolling at a four-year college or university, and UC’s efforts to enroll a student body whose demographics reflect those of UC-eligible graduates of California high schools.

After the discussion, President Napolitano will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Umoja program, beginning a partnership to ensure that students interested in attending UC have the resources and information they need to make informed decisions on topics ranging from course selection to the application process.

Event times and locations:

Eleanor Roosevelt High School meet-and-greet with UC admitted students: 9:55-10:30 a.m. at the ERHS College and Career Center. 7447 Scholar Way, Eastvale, CA 92880

Rally at Eleanor Roosevelt High School: 10:30-11:20 a.m. in school’s theater.

Parking at ERHS is available in the school’s front parking lot at the intersection of Auburn and Scholar Way.

Chaffey College roundtable discussion:  1:30-2:45 p.m. in room the Student Services and Administration building in room 227. 5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737


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Additional Contacts

UC Office of the President: Steve Montiel
Tel: (510) 987-9200
E-mail: steve.montiel@ucop.edu

Corona-Norco Unified School District: Evita Tapia-Gonzalez
Tel: (951) 736-5003
E-mail: etapia@cnusd.k12.ca.us

Chaffey College: Alisha Rosas
Tel: (909) 652-6115
E-mail: alisha.rosas @chaffey.edu

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